American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Techny') in the Arborvitaes Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Needled
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Flood Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Location: Wheaton, IllinoisDate: 2018-08-26a few plants close together
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 4, 2018 6:37 PM

In the Chicago region, the Mission Arborvitae, 'Techny', a cultivar discovered at a monastery in Techny, IL, has been a popular compact selection for several decades. It becomes a broad pyramidal form that holds green colour through the winter and it gets about 8 to 10 feet high by 5 to 6 feet wide in most landscape estimations, though it can eventually get to 15 feet high after many years.

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